Mid-Winter Blooms

On the infrequent dry winter days here on the Wet Coast, I have to go outside to see what’s new in the garden. When you’re planning your garden makeover, be sure to include winter-interest items.

Witchhazel--Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'--

Witchhazel–Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’.

Lenten Rose--Helleborus niger 'HCG Jacob Classic'

Lenten Rose–Helleborus niger ‘HCG Jacob Classic’

I've made an exhaustive but unsuccessful search for the name of this Hellebore. Alas.

I’ve made an exhaustive but unsuccessful search for the name of this Hellebore. Alas.

'Julia Child' Rose. This bud has been happily sitting here through two frosts, almost unending rain, and at least two months,

‘Julia Child’ Rose. This bud has been happily sitting here for well over two months, through two good frosts, and almost unending rain.

Sarcococca humilis. This insignificant flower has absolutely WOW fragrance, right by the front door.

Sarcococca humilis. This insignificant flower has absolutely WOW fragrance, right by the front door.

Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet'. Can't beat it for all winter buds and blooms.

Viburnum tinus ‘Spring Bouquet’. Can’t beat it for all-winter-long buds and blooms.

Rhubarb. Not exactly a bloom, but more colourful than anything else in the garden right now.

Rhubarb. Not exactly a bloom, but more colourful than anything else in the garden right now.

 

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